Upcoming DC Movies: From Aquaman 2 to The Flash

When will the next dc movie come out

With “The Batman” dominating the box office earlier this year (and a “Batgirl” movie abruptly shelved), many may be wondering what’s next for Warner Bros. DC’s slate of movies. the answer is a lot.

2022 alone will bring five new DC feature films, some of which are sequels and some of which will launch new franchises with megastars like Dwayne Johnson. while dc films has relaxed a bit on creating an intricately connected movie universe after the disappointment of “justice league”, the crop of movies on cover includes more stories set in the same universe (such as “the flash” and “aqua man 2”). to independent films set in their own world (such as the sequel to “joker” directed by joaquin phoenix).

Below, we’ve rounded up a complete list of upcoming DC movies, including current cast information, release dates, and what we know about each project so far.

black adam

Black Adam

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Release Date: October 21, 2022

Cast: dwayne johnson, noah centineo, aldis hodge, sarah shahi, quintessa swindell and pierce brosnan

dwayne johnson makes his long-awaited superhero film debut in “black adam,” which reunites him with his “jungle cruise” director jaume collet-serra. Black Adam is not your typical hero, and those involved in the film have promised that the character will not mince words when it comes to meting out justice. Imprisoned for 5,000 years, Black Adam shares a power source with the character from Shazam!, creating a potential crossover in the future. Johnson joins the ensemble with Noah Centineo as Atom Buster, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone as they introduce the Justice Society of America, an alternate Justice League of sorts.

shazam! fury of the gods

"Shazam" (Warner Bros.)

“Shazam” (Warner Bros.)

Release Date: Dec. 16, 2022

Cast: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounso and Rachel Zegler

david f. sandberg returns to direct the “shazam!” sequel, which finds Zachary Levi and Asher Angel reprising their roles as Shazam and Billy Baston, respectively. The story delves into Greek mythology with Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu playing the villainous daughters of Atlas, Hespera and Kalypso, respectively. Plus, the adult actors who play the superpowered versions of Billy’s foster family will return, including Adam Brody as superpowered Freddy Freeman.

aquaman and the lost kingdom


Warner Bros.

Release Date: March 17, 2023

Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren, Pilou Asbæk and Ben Affleck

Jason Momoa and director James Wan return for the “Aquaman” sequel, in which Momoa himself earned a “story by” credit for helping craft the sequel’s direction. Other than that, details on this movie have been scant, but expect to see more of Yahya Abdul-Mateen’s Black Mantle II, and Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne has been confirmed to appear.

the flash


Warner Bros.

Release Date: June 23, 2023

Cast: Ezra Miller, Kiersey Clemons, Michael Keaton, Ron Livingston, Sasha Calle and Ben Affleck

a standalone ‘the flash’ movie starring ezra miller has been in the works since 2014, but the departures of several directors, seth grahame-smith, rick famuyiwa, and john francis daley and jonathan goldstein, were attached at different points on time – led to numerous delays. at last “the flash” is coming next summer from “it” director andy muschietti and will open up the dc multiverse as miller’s barry allen tries to change the past and ends up facing multiple different universes including the one where michael keaton is bat Man. The film will also feature Sasha Calle as Supergirl.

blue beetle

Cobra Kai Xolo Marideuna Blue Beetle Jamie Reyes

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Release Date: Aug. 18, 2023

cast: xolo maridueña

angel manuel soto is on board to direct the movie “blue beetle”, centered on the jaime reyes incarnation of the dc superhero. Although it originally premiered on HBO Max, the film is now scheduled for a theatrical release with Xolo Maridueña (“Cobra Kai”) in the lead role.

joker: folie à deux

lady gaga joaquin phoenix joker

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Release Date: Oct. 4, 2024

cast: joaquin phoenix

this is outside of dceu continuity but is perhaps the most anticipated title on this list as joaquin phoenix won an oscar for his performance in the 2019 movie “joker” and is now in talks to reprise the role in a sequel. Titled “joker: folie á deux,” the new movie is written by scott silver & todd phillips with phillips once again directing. Lady Gaga is in talks to play the role of Harley Quinn in what is planned as a musical follow-up to the $1 billion R-rated hit.

batman 2

The Batman _ Catwoman & Batman

Warner Bros.

Release Date: TBA

cast: robert pattinson

Shortly after “The Batman” successfully rebooted the Batman franchise, Warner Bros. announced that Matt Reeves will return to write and direct a sequel starring Robert Pattinson once again. Those are all the plot details we have right now, but “Batman” doesn’t exist within the DCEU as we know it (he’s in an “alternate universe” so to speak), so don’t expect Aquaman or Flash cameos. Reeves is also developing an HBO Max series centered around Colin Farrell’s Penguin character, so Gotham’s version of him is expanding into his own little bubble.

wonder woman 3

wonder woman 1984 (1)

Warner Bros

Release Date: TBA

cast: gal gadot

gal gadot and director patty jenkins team up to make another “wonder woman” movie after december 2020’s “wonder woman 1984”. plot details are under wraps and the movie is still in development but jenkins has stated that he envisioned telling an entire trilogy and has hinted that “wonder woman 3” could take place in the present day.

untitled superman reboot


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Release Date: TBA

cast: tba

j.j. Abrams is producing a new superman movie with a black lead, written by ta-nehisi coates. those are all the details we have at the moment.



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Release Date: TBA

cast: tba

emerald fennell, oscar-winning “promising young woman” writer-director, is penning an adaptation of “zatanna” for warner bros. and j.j. abrams bad robot, although this is still in development.



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Release Date: TBA

cast: sasha street

warner bros. He’s been trying to get a “Supergirl” movie off the ground for quite a few years, with Joss Whedon at one point attached to take on the DC character. At present, Sasha Calle will make her debut as Supergirl in “The Flash” and then she is expected to direct her own feature film.

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